Nathan “Gay” Selmon, 68, of Hightown, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 at his home.
He was born Jan. 6, 1943 in Mustoe, a son of the late Nathan and Leatha Harris Selmon.
Mr. Selmon was a logger. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, who especially loved to turkey hunt. Mr. Selmon was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, who was cherished by his family and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Frances Nelson Selmon; two daughters, Angie Selmon of Hightown and Deana Smith of Grottoes; five grandchildren, Kristin, Raymond, Emma, Georgia and Mantha, all of Grottoes; seven brothers, Aggie Selmon of New Hope, Ralph Selmon of Cherry Grove, W.Va., Dallas Selmon of Grottoes, Ronnie Selmon, Andy Selmon, Donnie Selmon and David Selmon, all of Staunton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service was conducted 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Obaugh Funeral Home in McDowell with the Rev. Andre Crummett officiating.
Burial was at Blue Grass Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jesse Selmon, Ronald Snead, Hunter Castle, Wayne, Charlie, Jerry, Lynn and Kenny Nelson.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Gay Selmon Funeral Fund, First and Citizens Bank, c/o Angie Selmon, P.O. Box 529, Monterey, Va. 24465.